Montville - Frederick Harrison "Fred" Avery Jr., of Route 163, Uncasville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
Fred was born April 4, 1957, in Hartford, the son of Catherine (Plumstead) Avery and the late Frederick Harrison Avery Sr. He was a graduate of Montville High School. Fred was employed for 31 years as a heavy machine operator for the Town of Montville. He married Pamela Bonanno Nov. 17, 2011, in Salem. She survives him.
Fred was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed riding his quad. He was a true woodsman. But more than anything else, he loved his wife, Pamela, with all of his heart.
In addition to his loving wife, Pamela, he is survived by his mother, Catherine Avery; son, Robert Avery; brother, Mike Avery and partner, Sheryl; sisters, Michele, Victoria and her husband, John; stepchildren, Jimmy, Katie and Jon; grandson, Harrison Avery; aunt, Gen; cousin, Kay; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and co-workers.
Fred's family would like to extend a special thanks to all of his friends that provided love and support throughout his courageous fight.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Frederick Harrison Avery Jr. to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
To leave a message of condolence for Fred's family, please visit his memorial at www.montvillefuneralhome.com.
The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 New London Turnpike, Uncasville, is entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Day on Jan. 3, 2013